Community > Responsible Corporate Citizens
Many businesses put a good deal of thought and effort into being responsible "corporate citizens", reinvesting in their communities in various ways. On this page, we recognize corporations that take a refreshing approach to doing business.
Target Department Stores
Part of the Dayton Hudson family of companies, Target has been giving back to the communities in which they do business since they first opened in 1962. Dayton Hudson Corporation as a whole gives back approximately $57 million each year to the communities they serve. Target donates to the arts, education, and family violence prevention programs.
Team members (employees) are encouraged and empowered to participate in various charitable causes. They have worked with Meals on Wheels, cleaning up riverbanks and shores, and with building local parks for the children of their communities. Sixteen million dollars will have been donated to education in the year 2000 through their Take Charge of Education program. This program includes the donation of 1% of Target Guest Card purchases to the cardholder's school of choice.
On a larger scale, Target supports national causes as well, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. As part of this affiliation, Target recently completed construction of Target House, a home away from home for families of sick children. Other national organizations receiving support from Target include The Washington Monument Restoration Project, The United Way, and The American Red Cross. This information and more is available on Target's web site community pages .
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